WHY Excellent espresso, properly foamed cappuccinos, free WiFi and a stylishly studious vibe.
WHAT The hub of life in the Broadway Corridor neighborhood, Portfolio wraps around the corner of 4th and Junipero near some fun vintage shops. The back room is filled with headphone-wearing people on laptops; the front room is chattier and has PCs to rent for a buck for ten minutes. Forgot your laptop? Pick up one of the smart magazines for sale. Expect superb coffee, good breakfast panini and baked goods, and lunch dishes that go beyond the coffeehouse basics.
WHO Grad students, high-school girls with creative haircuts and black Converse sneakers, hip seniors… a diverse bunch.